Well, I think the author is a little extreme in his attack on lug-centric. The lugs aren't in shear most of the time, if ever. The clamping forces lock the wheel to the hub. That clamp has to be broken before any slippage can put the lugs in shear. And, the suspension (or something else) will give before the wheel slides across the hub - unless the lugs are loose.
I've looked at many, many wrecked cars, lots with lug-centric wheels, and never seen the studs sheared off - even in an accident!